Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady

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Department of Theatre Arts


Department of Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts came into existence in 1997. M.A. course in Theatre Arts was established in the year 2000. It is one of the Kerala’s leading and most unique educational theatres. This was the first course of its kind in any university in Kerala. The teachers in the Department are world famous artistes.

Several Internationally known personalities like Maya tan berg, Director, Institute of Drama Finland, Sri Vayala Vasudevan Pillai, Director, School of Drama, Sri Kavalam Narayana Panickar, Director of Sopanam, and Ananthakrishnan, Professor, Hyderabad University have been associated with the Department.

In 2001 with assistance from the Chalachitra Academy, Department made a series of documentaries on koodiyattom

Facilities & Resources :

The Theatre Department located in Koothambalam has the capacity to seat up to 350 people and is equipped with a modern audio and lighting system. It has flexible theatres that can accommodate arena, thrust, and pros-centum stages. Koothambalam also house rehearsal space, a dance studio. Faculty offices are also located at Koothambalam.

The developmental drama major prepared students to integrate drama techniques, such as role-play, improvisation, puppetry, and storytelling into educational, recreational, and social settings involving children. The major includes courses from the department as well as allied courses in psychology and education.

Faculty :

Ramesh Varma, Tutor, is a regular Director for the Classic Theatre Program of Different Universities. He has directed and produced more than 20 plays.

Dr. Gopan C., Lecturer of Theatre has written, directed and produced more than 15 plays. His directing credits include Ararat, Kanatakunnavar, etc. and presented papers at conferences. He has published numerous articles and two books.

Usha Nangiar, Tutor of theatre, a graduate of Calicut University is a traditional koodiyattom performer. She has conducted workshops, and taught and worked as a drama consultant in many international theatre productions.

Margi Madhu, Tutor of theatre is the choreographer and Period Movement Specialist for the theatres as well as the director/choreographer of Sanskrit Theatre.

K.K. Krishna Kumar, Tutor is a member of the Kerala Kalamandalam administrative body. He is also a regular performer for the Classic Theatre program.

Department of Theatre Arts
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady
Sree Sankarapuram, PB No.14,


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